Accessory Buildings

The Land Use Bylaw regulates the size, height, setbacks, and maximum site coverage for accessory buildings, including detached garages, carports, and sheds.

A development permit and a building permit are required for accessory buildings with an area greater than 10m². Permits can be applied for with Planning & Development Services, located on the 2nd floor of City Hall. When applying for permits please provide:

Accessory buildings with an area less than 10m² that adhere to the Land Use Bylaw do not require a development permit. However, all accessory buildings are to be no less than 1.0m from property lines and no less than 2.0m from other structures on the property.

View more information in our Accessory Buildings brochure.

Compliance Certificates

The Development Authority issues a letter of compliance to existing buildings or structures when the development complies with the Land Use Bylaw. View the Compliance Certificate application.

View the fees for a compliance certificate.

View more information in our Compliance Certificates brochure.

Real Property Report

We require a Real Property Report (RPR) from an Alberta Land Surveyor. If the RPR is greater than 1 year old, you must include a verified Statutory Declaration from the registered owner.

The Development Authority will notify you if the subject property does not comply with the Bylaw and the steps necessary to ensure compliance.

Deck Permits

You require a deck permit if you are building an uncovered deck more than 0.60m above the ground.

What is required for an uncovered deck permit?

  • Uncovered Deck Permit application
  • 2 copies of the site plan showing the proposed location of the deck. Distance from side and rear property lines, existing structures, easements and utility right-of-ways must also be included in the drawing
  • Drawings showing the dimensions of deck including length, width and height
  • All required application fees

View more information in our Deck Permits brochure.

Regulations

You must build a deck within your property and with the required setbacks set out in the Land Use Bylaw. You cannot build a deck over an easement, utility right-of-way, or gas meter and/or gas shut off.

Design Standards

Design Standards are available on request from our Engineering Department at 780.672.4428 or engineer@camrose.ca.

Development Permits

The City of Camrose regulates the setbacks from property lines, height of buildings, site coverage, landscaping and property uses. The regulations for your property depend on your property zoning. Please see our Land Use Bylaw and our Development Permits brochure for more information.

Single family/duplex/secondary suite package

For a single family dwelling, duplex, secondary suite, and/or addition (including covered deck), please view the following:

View our fees and charges page for the development permit fees.

Commercial/industrial/institutional/multi-family dwelling package

For Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, or Multi-family dwelling (triplex, fourplex, apartment) development, please view the following:

View our fees and charges page for the development permit fees.

Fence Permits

If you are either building a new fence on a property and/or replacing an old or current fence on an existing property, you need a fence permit.

What is required for a fence permit?

View more information in our Fence Permits brochure.

Regulations

The Land Use Bylaw regulates materials your fence is made out of, maximum height of your fence, and sight triangles. A residential fence can be as high as 1.0m in the front yard, and 1.8m in the rear yard. Fences must be fully contained on your own property and cannot encroach onto City property. View more details in the Land Use Bylaw (24MB).

Corner lots and required sight triangles

When building a fence on a corner lot, it is important to be aware of the sight triangle requirements. Sight triangles are required to ensure that sufficient sight lines are maintained to provide visibility for pedestrian and vehicle safety.

Recent Approvals

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Development Permit Approvals

Permit Number

Civic Address

Legal Address

Type of Development

Approval Date

4695

#16,5110-48A Avenue

#16, Plan 1822306 

Change of Use - Commercial 

Oct. 7, 2020 

4696

2305-62 Street 

Lot 62, Block 2, Plan 1623669

Single Dwelling 

Oct. 8, 2020 

4697

4815B-48 Street 

Lot 9, Block 39, Plan RN28C 

Secondary Suite 

Oct. 9, 2020 

4694

5315-47 Street

Lot 19&40, Block 1, Plan 6110AB 

Seacans 

Oct. 14, 2020

4700

7307A&B-44B Avenue 

Lot 21-22, Block 10, Plan 0827968

Duplex 

Oct.14, 2020

4698

7601-41 Avenue

Lot 2, Block 17, Plan 0726953

Covered addition

Oct.22, 2020 

DKP2020015

4823-64 Street

Lot 9, Block 7A, Plan 2003TR 

Uncovered Deck 

Oct. 7, 2020

DKP2020016

3203-64 Street 

Lot 31, Block 33, Plan 0223972 

Uncovered Deck 

Oct. 15, 2020 

* For information on approval of Fence Permits, please contact Planning & Development at 780.672.4428.

The Development Authority has 20 days after application receipt to determine if an application is complete. If no decision is made within 20 days or within an agreed time period, the application is deemed complete.

A Notice of Decision must be made within 40 days of the deemed completion date.

Appeals: The time period for appealing a decision is 21 days from the decision date. The appeal period for persons who are affected by a development permit is 21 days after the notice date of the permit.

Subdivision Approvals

There are no recent subdivision approvals at this time.

DEVELOPMENT APPEALS:

The time period for appealing a decision on a development application is 21 days from the date the decision is made. 

The appeal period for persons who are affected by a development permit is 21 days after the date on which the notice of the issuance of the permit was given.

SUBDIVISION APPEAL:

An Appeal on a subdivision application must be filed within fourteen (14) days of the date of receipt. The date of receipt is seven (7) days from the date the decision was mailed.

Redistricting (Rezoning) Applications

If you want to redistrict a property, we need to review the Land Use Bylaw amendment with Council for approval. The Land Use Bylaw regulates development in the City of Camrose. It determines how you can use land within districts. View more information in our Redistricting brochure.

What is required for a Redistricting Application?

Redistricting Process

  1. Pre-redistricting meeting (if necessary)
  2. Submission of application
  3. First reading of bylaw by Council
  4. Circulation to referral companies and adjacent owners
  5. Public open house (if required)
  6. Second reading, public hearing by Council
  7. Third reading by Council

If you are curious about the zoning of a property, view our Land Use Map.

Sign Permits

A sign permit is required if you are:

  • placing a new sign on a building or property
  • replacing an old or current sign on an existing building
  • changing the size of an existing sign
What is required for a sign permit?

Subdivision

A subdivision is the division of a parcel of land into two or more lots. Each lot is given a separate title. A subdivision is also used for a lot line adjustment on an existing property. View more information in our Subdivision brochure.

Meet with us first

It is important to meet with Planning and Development to discuss your proposed development to ensure that it corresponds with current area structure plans and minimum subdivision requirements set out in our Land Use Bylaw.

What is required for a Subdivision Application?

See our subdivision checklist outlining what you need to provide with your application. View our subdivision fees for cost of application, mailouts, advertising and endorsement.

Subdivision Application Process

  1. Pre-subdivision meeting
  2. Subdivision Application
  3. Circulation to referral companies and adjacent owners
  4. Subdivision authority meeting
  5. Decision
  6. Endorsement
  7. Registration

Regulations

The Municipal Government Act – Section 653 regulates subdivisions. Subdivision applications are reviewed by the Subdivision Approving Authority which consists of three members of the City of Camrose staff. The Director of Subdivision Authority is the Director of Planning and Development and other members include the City Manager and the City Engineer, or any of their delegates.

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